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Huawei may build India gear plant

business Updated: May 13, 2010 00:03 IST

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Huawei Technologies, China’s top telecommunications equipment maker, said on Wednesday it is considering building a factory in India, after its imports to the country were slowed over government security concerns.

A Huawei spokesman in India said a facility could be set up soon if the company decided to go ahead with the plan, but did not provide further details.

ZTE India unit likely

The possibility of a new factory came after Huawei’s hometown rival, ZTE Corp, another major exporter to India, said it was also considering building a factory.

ZTE India Chairman D.K. Ghosh on Wednesday said the company was “strongly looking” at setting up a telecoms equipment manufacturing plant in India. The company’s senior management will meet India's home secretary on Thursday as it had been informed by local mobile operators that certain firms including ZTE have not met security rules, Ghosh said.